Race as a human kind

@article{Sundstrom2002RaceAA,
  title={Race as a human kind},
  author={Ronald R. Sundstrom},
  journal={Philosophy & Social Criticism},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={115 - 91}
}
  • Ronald R. Sundstrom
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy & Social Criticism
  • In this article I present a positive ontology of ‘race’. Toward this end, I discuss metaphysical pluralism and review the theories of Ian Hacking, John Dupre and Root. Working within Root’s framework, I describe the conditions under which a constructed kind like ‘race’ would be real. I contend these conditions are currently satisfied in the United States. Given the social presence and impact of ‘race’ and the unique way ‘race’ operates at differing sites, I will argue that it is site-specific… CONTINUE READING
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